David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, discusses the controversy over spying on non-violent protesters by the Maryland State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security, and the debate over legislative proposals meant to ensure that such unfounded surveillance isn't repeated. Topics: protest, dissent, surveillance
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Depression Era Bonus March by WWI vets seeking a promised war service bonus. "March of the Bonus Army" filmmaker Glennn Marcus and historian Lucy Barber are guests. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Topics: Bonus March, protest, veterans
Protesters were recently arrested for peacefully sitting in at the gate of Mirant Corporation's coal-fired electric generating plant in Dickerson, MD. The protesters maintain that Mirant is by far the biggest polluter in Montgomery County, MD. Topics: protest, coal, environment
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICEâ¦ SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLANDâ¦ YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE RECOVERY... Topics: protest, dissent, surveillance, immigration, deportaton, foreclosres, REOs, banks, art, music,...